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Document 32022D0251

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/251 of 21 February 2022 amending Decision (CFSP) 2018/907 extending the mandate of the European Union Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia

ST/14856/2021/INIT

OJ L 41, 22.2.2022, p. 31–32 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

Legal status of the document No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 31/08/2022

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/2022/251/oj

22.2.2022   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 41/31


COUNCIL DECISION (CFSP) 2022/251

of 21 February 2022

amending Decision (CFSP) 2018/907 extending the mandate of the European Union Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on European Union, and in particular Article 33 and Article 31(2) thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy,

Whereas:

(1)

On 7 July 2003, the Council agreed to appoint a European Union Special Representative (EUSR) for the South Caucasus.

(2)

On 13 November 2017, the Council adopted Decision (CFSP) 2017/2071 (1) appointing Mr Toivo KLAAR as the EUSR for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia. The EUSR’s mandate has been successively extended, most recently by Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/285 (2), and is due to expire on 28 February 2022.

(3)

The EUSR’s mandate should be extended for a further period of six months, and a new financial reference amount for the period from 1 March 2022 to 31 August 2022 should be established.

(4)

The EUSR will implement the mandate in the context of a situation which may deteriorate and could impede the achievement of the objectives of the Union’s external action as set out in Article 21 of the Treaty,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Decision (CFSP) 2018/907 is amended as follows:

(1)

Article 1 is replaced by the following:

‘Article 1

European Union Special Representative

The mandate of Toivo KLAAR as the European Union Special Representative (EUSR) for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia (South Caucasus) is extended until 31 August 2022. The Council may decide that the mandate of the EUSR be terminated earlier, based on an assessment by the Political and Security Committee (PSC) and a proposal from the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (HR).’;

(2)

in Article 5(1), the following subparagraph is added:

‘The financial reference amount intended to cover the expenditure related to the EUSR’s mandate for the period from 1 March 2022 to 31 August 2022 shall be EUR 1 462 000.’;

(3)

in Article 14, first paragraph, the second sentence is replaced by the following:

‘The EUSR shall present the Council, the HR and the Commission with regular progress reports and a final comprehensive mandate implementation report by 31 May 2022.’.

Article 2

Entry into force

This Decision shall enter into force on the date of its adoption.

Done at Brussels, 21 February 2022.

For the Council

The President

J. BORRELL FONTELLES


(1)  Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/2071 of 13 November 2017 appointing the European Union Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia (OJ L 295, 14.11.2017, p. 55).

(2)  Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/285 of 22 February 2021 amending Decision (CFSP) 2018/907 extending the mandate of the European Union Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia (OJ L 62, 23.2.2021, p. 51).


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